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HP Pavilion 15
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HP Pavilion 15 4 Core AMD a 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 AMD a 1.5GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We checked 3,456 owner and expert reviews for HP portable PCs and found that on average HP has good ratings. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically for its many processor core portable PCs.

Has a Front Camera

The Pavilion 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP Pavilion 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Pavilion 15 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.5 gigahertz, the Pavilion 15 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The HP Pavilion 15 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 15, the Pavilion 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 2MB to 8MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the HP Pavilion 15 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 15.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 12 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The maximum internal memory of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The HP Pavilion 15 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Pavilion 15 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Laptops of a similar age and type to the Pavilion 15 have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 15 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Pavilion 15 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have between four and seven processor threads, including the Pavilion 15 which has four processor threads.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the Pavilion 15.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP Pavilion 15 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 15.

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AMD a Processor Family

The Pavilion 15 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an AMD A processor family, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Pavilion 15 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 15.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Pavilion 15 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion 15.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

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Card Reader Integrated
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Display
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Touchscreen
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LED Backlight
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
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Expert Reviews

(48)
20 January 2016

There you have it, HP's latest Pavilion entry in the Gaming notebook segment; the overall hardware combination is pretty well balanced. HP bundled the screaming fast Intel i7 6700HQ, a whopping...

Balanced hardware package perfect for casual gaming
Decent operating temperatures in a slim notebook factor
Crisp audio via B O solution
Unique design and good build quality
Relatively thin 28.96 mm) and light chassis 2.32 kg)
Price is too elevated
128GB SSD
Unsatisfying GPU performance for the asking price and the use of DD 3 RAM instead of DD 4
Underwhelming battery life
Low sRGB coverage, low contrast ratio, low maximum brightness
9 December 2015

At the end of the day, HP was able to build a decent gaming machine using the standard Pavilion 15 chassis. We liked the build quality and despite all the plastic, the machine feels sturdy and we...

25 November 2015

Gaming laptops often have garish designs to declare their credentials.Not so the HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook, which is finished almost entirely in black except for the green rubber feet.Its matt... Read more…

8 October 2015

Here's something you don't see everyday: a gaming laptop geared at budget-conscious buyers. It isn't the most powerful option out there, but it will likely be a smart choice for those looking for...

7 October 2015

Here's something you don't see everyday: a gaming laptop geared at budget-conscious buyers. It isn't the most powerful option out there, but it will likely be a smart choice for those looking for...

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User Reviews

(35)
Reviewed 16 November 2015 by IllogicalLewis

Only had this laptop a day but thought I would answer a few questions I had when thinking about buying. First off the screen is actually really good! Viewing angles are great. Colour and... Read more…

Reviewed 14 December 2015 by Jim99887766

I'm really very impressed with this laptop. Pricewise it is great value, with specification approaching others nearly twice the price. It worked straight out of the box, with only minor updates to... Read more…

Reviewed 22 July 2014 by Caleb M.
(Verified Purchase)

I attempted to update my board using the M-Flash functionality to 1.3 of the bios. The update failed and proceeded to brick both bioses (not sure why). Evidently this is a common issue, and the... Read more…

I purchased this board a little over a month ago and the initial setup was fairly smooth. The design is very well laid out and makes it easy to fit in two video cards, water cooling, and attach your h
The stability has much improved with later bios versions and models of the board. The heat dissipation ability of the board is excellent. Further, newer driver versions are coming out for many of the
Good looking matte black PCB and finish
Lots of space for an air cooled SliCrossfire setup
Dual BIOS and PCIE graphics switches for diagnosing problems
The board has some serious drawbacks now that I am a month in that I have encountered
The bioses (there are two) are not self recoverable, and the feature to recover one from the other if one fails is not functional. The manual references features that are not present in versions of th
The USB attachments for the board are located in places that will become unaccessible should have multiple video cards (as well as the CMOS battery reset) so you will need to completely disassemble yo
In short what is an excellent board hardware wise, is made almost worthless by poor driver support, poor bios, and enough minor flaws to make it a bad buy
RMA process. In my previous review, I was attempting to RMA out a motherboard that had a failed BIOS update. I ended up having to call MSI to RMA out the board. The person on the phone was excellent a
Reviewed 10 November 2014 by Timothy c.
(Verified Purchase)

Will be my first and last MSI product. Msi managment should check how there moderators are doing once and a while...

Reviewed 9 August 2014 by Glenn G.
(Verified Purchase)

I just built a buddy's system with an MSI M-Power board recently and I was excited to see what MSI would bring with a flagship board like this one. After having two of them now, I'm no longer... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15n207, 15n207a, 15n207au, hp 15e085, hp 15e085n, hp 15e085nr
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